Arts and Style

Arts and Style

Teacher by Day, Princess by Night

Originally from Greenville, Elizabeth attended the N.C. School of the Arts and Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She has two...

Local Boutique Owner Driven to Help Clients Look and Feel Their Best

With a background in economics, Po-Ming Wong worked in finance as the director of treasury operations at Duke University prior to opening Magpie Boutique...

Designed in Durham: The Woman Behind the Look of Many Bull City Homes &...

Born in St. Louis to an entrepreneur father and visually gifted mother, the art history major spent her early career in New York City...

The Life and Mantras of an International Yoga Teacher, Writer and Blogger

Born in Greensboro, Jessamyn originally discovered yoga when she was coerced as a teenager to attend hot yoga classes with her aunt. She rediscovered...

Local Experts Share the Beauty Products and Tools They Swear By

Plumping System by Kevin Murphy "The product we can’t live without is the fabulous Plumping System by Kevin Murphy. Using the eyelash-lengthening industry as inspiration,...

How One Woman is Changing Perceptions Through Visual Storytelling

Born in Fresno, Calif., the writer, editor and educator owned an academic tutoring academy in San Francisco for years – “I like standardized tests...

Getting to Know the Banjo-Wielding Curtis Eller

“I was born in Michigan during a period of relative calm between the Detroit riots and Motown’s move to LA.," Curtis Eller says. "It’s a...

The Advocate Behind Duke’s Vibrant Arts & Media Scene

A native of Kansas City, Mo., Amy Unell, a Duke University alumna, returned to her alma mater to work with the Office of the Vice...

Local Author Reimagines Classic ‘Pinocchio’ Tale

As a boy growing up in Pamlico County, children’s author John Claude Bemis spent his days exploring old tobacco barns, swimming in the river,...

Singer/Songwriter Kamara Thomas ‘Feels Right at Home’ in Durham

With influences like Neil Young, Emmylou Harris and Appalachian spirituals,
 it’s no wonder Kamara Thomas feels right at home down South. We talked to the...